About Me

In September 2020, I joined the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK.


I have held research fellowships in Europe, the United States, and the UK at Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for Human Sciences) in Vienna, Austria, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in Evanston, Illinois, and the John Rylands Research Institute in Manchester. I teach and write about British Romanticism; poetry and poetics; aesthetics and politics; literature and historiography; and, more recently, the materiality and literary imagination of the codex book.

I have given keynote addresses at the British Association of Romantic Studies conference (2020) and the Keats Foundation conference (2019).

In December 2015, my book, Modernity’s Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation, was published in the new “Lit Z” series of Fordham University Press. I am also co-editor (with Emily Sun) of the 50th anniversary issue of Studies in Romanticism: Reading Keats, Thinking Politics, for which I solicited and co-translated Jacques Rancière’s essay on Keats, “The Politics of the Spider.” Expanding on my interests in time and politics, in October 2014 I co-organized a multidisciplinary symposium on nonlinear temporalities with Michelle M. Wright: Timing is Everything. I am completing a new monograph entitled Codex Poetics: Romantic Books and the Politics of Reading.

I was principal organizer of the 2019 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism, hosted by the University of Manchester. The conference coincided with the 200-year anniversary of “Peterloo,” which took place in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, and it attracted around 200 scholars from around the world.

I am on the editorial board of the Keats-Shelley Journal, based in the United States. Since July 2020, I have been co-hosting “Romanticism in the Meantime.” You can find details about this transatlantic event series here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CBrBNWwbFjBahHdP3ke4ECgsy4HM9REbzX_nVkZvZqo/edit?usp=sharing